BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Wednesday sought report from the Commissionerate of Police on the investigation into the death of engineering student Asutosh Mohanty alias Rishi who died in May 2016 allegedly due to drug overdose.
Acting on a petition filed by human rights activist Akhand over inadequate police action to unearth the mystery over Rishi’s death, the OHRC has directed DCP Satyabrata Bhoi to submit a report within three weeks.
The petitioner has raised questions on why the drug peddler, Sheikh Mumtaz, who allegedly supplied drugs to Rishi on the fateful day, was taken into custody and then let off without any further investigation.
The incident came to light after an objectionable video surfaced on social media with allegations of Mayor AN Jena featuring in it, Akhand alleged. “Why were the viscera samples of the deceased sent for examination six months after the incident only after the scandal broke out?” he questioned.
Acting Chairperson, OHRC Justice BK Mishra has directed the DCP to report about the progress of investigation of the case of unnatural death registered at Khandagiri police station.